Detail of machine steeking

Done on the Janome Sewist 521.
hand baste-backstitched with fingerling wool singles
short straight-stitched over basting
short straight-stitched half stitch away from cutting line
med zig-zag over the two straight stitched lines
Cut 1/2 stitch over from machine sewing.

Sorry the picture kind of sucks...I'm not that good yet with this digital camera. The selvedge is clean, even, and very flat. SUCCESS! BOOYAH!


rmbm612's picture

FYI: its spelled steek.

grandcarriage's picture

Thank you for catching the typo...I've corrected it. I've spelt it right in most all my posts.

Here in the PNW we use "steek" as both a noun and verb:

"Girlfriend, are you going to steek those sleeves or do a Zimmermann?"

Here in Spain I use steek as a noun and a verb.

grandcarriage's picture

MMMMMMM...Spain. Tell me you are in some place FABULOUS in Spain. Spanish men....swoon...

I am in a small town on the shores of the Mar Menor, which is sort of a large lagoon of the Mediterranean. It's about halfway between Alicante and Cartagena. I agree with you about Spanish men but have decided to stick with the wonderful Scotsman I have been married to for well over 40 years. If you get the urge to visit I have a little guest casita.

grandcarriage's picture

Ah yes...I've dated 2 Scots, myself.... no explanation neccessary.